By Anthea Innes
What's dementia? How should still we manage dementia care? This finished ebook severely examines the most techniques to figuring out dementia-bio-medical, social-psychological, and socio-gerontological-and the most rules and ideologies of care.Key FeaturesProvides readability at the hole among the utopian aspirations of care and the truth of care Opens up a sequence of questions about wisdom and remedy of dementiaArgues for a transition from positions that position emphasis upon the person or specific care companies to the social, cultural, and financial context
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Psychosocial interventions, including education, support, counselling and respite care, are extremely important in Alzheimer’s disease, both for patients and family caregivers. Some medicines have demonstrated usefulness in ameliorating cognitive dysfunction and improving attention, as well as reducing delusions. (WHO, 2001). qxp 1/2/2009 6:10 PM Page 47 issue of caring has been overlooked. This may, in part, be explained by the caring of people with dementia emerging as a ‘women’s issue’ within the Alzheimer’s disease Movement (Fox, 2000: 222).
2007b). What is clear, however, is that the costs have been reported to be ‘very high across European countries’ (Jonsson and Berr, 2005: 52) and are expected to increase, given the projected increase in the number of older people with dementia and the expected decline in the ability of family members to provide ‘free’ care. , 2001: 265), but there is increasing pressure to define the costs of dementia to help improve resource allocation in the future (O’Shea and O’Reilly, 2000). The second area of economic concern identified by Keen (1993) related to the costs of dementia is the impact of dementia on individual finances – this may be the finances of the person with dementia or their family members.
Two examples are given: providing care for urban and rural dwellers; and providing care for minority and majority ethnic groups. The expectations and ideals of care provision may be laudable but are they possible? Given the context of care provided in Chapter 2, demonstrating the worldwide projected increase in the number of people with dementia, the associated growing economic costs and the remaining stigma and marginalization of dementia and dementia care in the social world, it is heartening to find reports of good practices which promote quality of life for people with dementia, particularly when viewed through the conceptual lens of personhood and selfhood.
Dementia studies: a social science perspective by Anthea Innes